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13 Sep ’11

Fender Introduces The Kurt Cobain Jaguar Guitar | Music


For the the 20th anniversary of the iconic Nevermind album of Nirvana,Fender® introduces one of its most distinctive signature models ever, the Kurt Cobain Jaguar®-meticulously modeled on the battered and highly unusual 1965 Jaguar that Cobain wielded during the heady early-’90s era when Nirvana ruled rock and led a musically stunning and culturally subversive movement.

Fender craftsmen have reproduced Cobain’s battle-hardened left-handed Jaguar down to the last unusual detail, including its worn finish, dual hum bucking pickups and unique electronics and controls (which were already in place when Kurt acquired the guitar in summer 1991).


Unique features include an alder body with Road Worn aged finish and hardware treatment, bound fretboard with pearloid dot markers, Stratocaster headstock shape with 1950s-style “spaghetti” logo, DiMarzio® humbucking DP103 PAF 36th Anniversary neck pickup and DP100 Super Distortion bridge pickup, triple knurled “chrome-dome” knob configuration (volume-volume-tone), three-position toggle switch, black chrome Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and Gotoh® sealed tuners. Available in right- and left-handed versions.

Accessories include a black textured vinyl hard-shell case and an exclusive Fender Kurt Cobain book with photos and commentary by Charles Peterson and an insightful interview with Nirvana guitar tech Earnie Bailey.

It will be sold for 1820 USD.



  1. Ten bucks says you can't tell me what half of the guitar's features actually mean 😛
    All kidding aside, Cobain had a pretty shitty guitar sound, I pity the engineer who actually had to design this guitar so that it actually mimics the nirvana sound..

    Comment by Life with Subtitles — 15 Sep ’11 @ 4:11 pm

  2. LOl you could have bet more :)I guess Cobain was more of an icon and a rebel than an actual good guitar player, I think that's what makes this piece special 🙂

    Comment by Sahar — 15 Sep ’11 @ 4:25 pm

  3. I’ve always appreciated Kurt Cobain and still cant believe he’s no longer with us. Take it easy, Cheryle

    Comment by Cheryle — 30 Jan ’12 @ 10:31 pm

  4. Such a outstanding Guitar about JAGUAR! As a guitarist I always like this sort of Guitar which creates superb melody and whatever has been written up in here about this JAGUAR it's all are very true as well. So thanks for this article and i will look forward to see this site in near future as well. Thanks

    Comment by Philip carl — 6 Aug ’13 @ 10:00 pm

  5. Thanks a lot to Fender for introducing Kurt Cobain Jaguar Guitar with us. This is really an awesome guitar and its awesome unique features always handy and attractive. Feeling curious to play this guitar. Thanks

    Comment by Alamgir — 28 Sep ’13 @ 6:37 pm

  6. It's still a great tribute…not everybody gets a great guitar made in their honor..

    Comment by guym1 — 3 Nov ’13 @ 7:24 pm

  7. Thanks Fender for introducing this model which let us remember Kurt Cobain and the era when he was on the stage.

    Comment by Olivia — 18 Apr ’14 @ 6:39 am

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